Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Site: Mississauga - Central Region

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Record #: OAK0347 Last Full Update: 15 Nov 2013
Contact Information
Office Phone905-567-7177; 
French 905-567-7177 ext 231
Toll Free Phone1-877-832-2818
Social MediaRSS RSS, Twitter Twitter
Agency Information
Description (Agency)The Ministry of Children and Youth Services provides funding for child welfare, family intervention services, children's community support services, and children's mental health services.
Legal Status(30) Provincial Government
Service Information
Description (Service)Five regional offices are responsible for the direct delivery of some ministry programs, and provide a management role for those services delivered locally by municipalities and transfer payment agencies.  
Child Protection  
Services provided by children's aid societies and governed by the Child and Family Services Act include:  
* investigating abuse or neglect of children  
* where necessary, taking steps to protect the children  
* caring for and supervising children who come under their care or supervision  
* counselling and support for families for the protection of children  
* preventing circumstances requiring the protection of children  
* placing children for adoption 
* providing Foster Care for children not able to live safely with parents or caregivers  
Best Start  
Services focus on * early learning and child care services * healthy growth and development during a child's first years * ages birth to six 
* Healthy Babies Healthy Children  
* infant hearing program  
* speech and language therapy for children who need extra help  
* services for children who are blind or have low vision  
* Ontario's Early Years initiatives build on existing partnerships, programs and services to benefit families with children aged six and younger  
Prevention and Early Intervention Supports 
* services for children with developmental disabilities and special needs 
* behaviour management  
* respite, out-of-home respite  
* special services at home (SSAH)  
* children's mental health  
* assistance for children with severe disabilities (ACSD)  
* residential services  
Program Review and Compliance  
* inspect and license all children's residential programs operating in accordance with the Child and Family Services Act  
Works with community agencies, police and school boards to develop more services and programs for youth in under-serviced areas within a five-part strategy:  
* Summer Jobs for Youth Program: provides young people 15-18 years of age with summer jobs so they get real work experience  
* Youth in Policing Initiative: provides opportunities for youth to work with police departments across Ontario so they can develop skills that could lead to a possible career in policing 
* Youth Outreach Worker Program: work with hard-to-reach youth to help them get the programs and services they need  
* School-based Prevention/Diversion Program: helps high school students 16-18 years of age succeed in school and stay out of trouble  
* YouthConnect.ca for young people where they can find information about programs and resources  
Ontario Child Benefit  
Families with children can receive a monthly OCB payment. There is no application for the OCB. Depending on your family income, you may qualify for the Ontario Child Benefit (OCB), if you:  
* are the primary caregiver of a child under 18 
* are a resident of Ontario 
* have filed and had assessed your previous year’s income tax return, and so has your spouse or common-law partner 
* have registered your child for the federal Canada Child Tax Benefit  
* Call the Canada Revenue Agency toll-free for more information at 1-800-959-8281 
* Call to request forms at 1-800-959-2221 
Special Needs  
Provides and funds many special programs and services for children, and their families, who have problems relating to their * physical health * emotional health * behaviour * development * mental health including:  
* assistance for children with severe disabilities  
* children with autism  
* children and youth with developmental disabilities  
* Behaviour Management Program  
* Infant Development Programs  
* children's rehabilitation services/children's treatment centres  
* child and youth mental health services  
* Child and Parent Resource Institute for children with complex mental health or developmental challenges  
* Infant Hearing Program  
* Preschool Speech and Language Program  
* residential services  
* respite programs  
* special services at home 
See ministry website for more information on these programs.  
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas ServedDufferin County ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Simcoe County ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County ; York Region
EligibilityNo restrictions
LanguagesEnglish ; French
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Site Information
Located In CommunityMississauga
Address & Map
6733 Mississauga Rd, Ste 200
Mississauga, ON L5N 6J5
IntersectionMississauga Rd and Hwy 401
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesCase/Care Management ; Case/Care Management ~ Children ; Categorical Program Administrative Units ~ Children
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